November Literary Reading with Alaska Women Speak

Fairbanks Arts Association is the proud host
of the oldest Literary Reading in Alaska.

Readings are usually held in the Bear Gallery the first Saturday of the month.

These events are free and open to the public.

Fairbanks Arts Literary Reading Series Featuring

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Contributors from Alaska Women Speak

Saturday, November 3rd at 6pm


Alaskan women have stories to tell and Alaska Women Speak is their outlet, a journal devoted to their expression of ideas, literature and art. The magazine is published quarterly and put together by all-volunteer work.

Want to be a part of Alaska Women Speak? The editors welcome submissions in the following genres: non-fiction, poetry, fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and essay. They also publish work from visual artists and welcome Cover Art/Photo submissions. AWS proposes a theme for each of its quarterly installments, but considers interesting and well-written pieces outside the proposed theme as well.

If you are looking to pick up the most current issue of Alaska Women Speak, you can find your copy at Barnes and Noble in Fairbanks and Anchorage, The Babbling Book in Haines, Fireside Brooks in Juneau, Fairbanks Arts’ Bear Gallery Gift Shop, among other locations.

If you want to support them or you are just interested in learning more, visit their website

Jean Anderson Reading NOV2018


Jean Anderson

Jean Anderson is the author of two collections of short stories, IN EXTREMIS and HUMAN BEING SONGS, and co-editor, with Fairbanks novelist Elyse Guttenberg, of the Alaska anthology INROADS, collecting the work of writers who won Individual Artist Awards from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She will be reading from a new short story “A Notebook,” published in the current issue of ALASKA WOMEN SPEAK.


Kristin Knight Pace Reading NOV2018


Kristin Knight Pace

Kristin Knight Pace, 35, has lived in Healy, Alaska since 2009. She is a mother, a writer, and a wilderness planner for Denali and Gates of the Arctic National Parks and Preserves. She is a veteran of the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest and Iditarod Trail sled dog races.  Kristin’s memoir This Much Country is forthcoming March 2019 from Grand Central Publishing, an imprint of Hachette Book Group. She will read an excerpt from her book.


Gabrielle Raffuse Reading NOV2018


Gabrielle Raffuse

Gabrielle Raffuse is a volunteer editor for Alaska Women Speak. She formerly taught literature and composition classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage and currently works to manage her family business Anchorage House of Hobbies. Born in Fairbanks, Gabrielle loves to visit the Interior now and again and will read from an essay called “Remembering Creamer’s Field,” which is in the current issue of AWS.


Linda Schandelmeier Reading NOV2018


Linda Schandelmeier

Linda Schandelmeier has been Artist-in-Residence at Denali National Park, and she received a Rasmuson Individual Artist Project Award in 2006. She has two poetry collections, Listening Hard Among the Birches and Coming Out of Nowhere, Alaska Homestead Poems, which was recently published by the University of Alaska Press and from which she will read.


Margaret Swart Reading NOV2018


Margaret Swart

Margaret Swart lives in Fairbanks. She is a returnee to Alaska and has worked in Public Relations, Education and the Non-profit sector. She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her creative passion is poetry. Her inspiration comes from Nature and tackling the unknown as if she could do anything. Linda will read from a set of poems called “Prompted Poetry” after prompts shared at weekly meetings of the UAF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute poetry special interest group.